Get decked in your British best to celebrate The Queen’s 60th year on the British throne and venture to New York City’s Central Park on Thursday, May 31 to take part in The Great British Run.
This 6K race, also honoring Great Britain’s heritage and culture while fundraising for GEORGE (part of St George’s Society) and Disabled Sports USA, starts at 7:30pm EST.
Pre-race festivities near the bandshell area (enter at 72nd Street) kick off at 6pm, complete with prizes and photo opportunities for the best costumes representing a decade of the Queen’s reign. Costumes are not mandatory.
Register today for $20.12. Registration closes Tuesday, May 29 at 11:59pm EST.
For more information, check out The Great British Run’s Facebook page.
So why not dress up like your favorite Doctor (or companion) and participate in his favorite activity?
“In terms of the companions all being ‘the same’ — that’s not as phony or artistically crap a thing to say as it sounds. What is the base group of people who would run away with the Doctor? They’re all going to be a bit mad. A bit dislocated. Not happy with where they are. Are they yearning for outer space? They’re going to be people who feel like they can take on the Doctor, who’s quite an intimidating sort of person. So, they’re going to be feisty — they’re going to be all those things. He sort of defines the people who are going to travel with him. The distinction comes very much from the various actors and actresses. So, you know, they’re the ones who create the differences between them.”—
The more Doctor Who becomes a perennial, the faster it starts to die. You’ve got to shake it up, you’ve got to keep people on edge and wondering when it will come back.
Sherlock is the prime example, as far as that goes. Sherlock almost exists on starving its audience. By the time it came back this year, Sherlock was like a rock star re-entering the building!
So keeping Doctor Who as an event, and never making people feel, ‘Oh, it’s lovely, reliable old Doctor Who - it’ll be on about this time, at that time of year’. Once you start to do that, just slowly, it becomes like any much-loved ornament in your house - ultimately invisible. And I don’t want that to ever be the case.